The british microcomputer boom had already peaked before amstrad announced the cpc 464 which stood for colour personal computer which they then released a mere 9 months later. The first code line was written in 1999, the emulation loop of the z80. In 2009, i decided to learn programming on a mac and installed xcode, bought books about programming. The emulator has a help option included in the main menu. Amstrad schneider cpc emulator tools aep emulation. This consists of a controller board, mountings and usb cable. Works on windows 10, windows 8, windows 7, vista, xp 3264 bits.
It is built with cmake and now all versions mac os x, linuxunix and. Using cycleexact emulation, it is able to run titles that rely on precise timing, and which therefore break under other emulators. More than two million cpc 464s were sold in total between 1984 and 1990. Although difficult to do, if you try to squeeze and plug the 4pin power to the drive reversed, you will probably destroy it.
It emulates z80, video emulation, disc emulation, sound emulation, a gui, svga, joysticks, and more. This is my first emulator, worked on it since 1995, the features are. Arnold is a cpc emulator written and maintained by kevin thacker. It supports five extra sound chips and an astonishing 143 mappers. You are also at your disposal a section with the main emulators and, if you have any questions or. Amstradschneidersaishosolavox cpc 464 retrocomputers. Welcome to winape, an amstrad emulator for pcs running any 32 or 64bit version of windows. At any moment, press menu button on the phone to go back.
Xcpc is a portable amstrad cpc 4646646128 emulator written in c. Usb floppy emulator working under flash floppy firmware. Cpcdroid amstrad cpc emulator for android android apps. Retro virtual machine is and emulator of amstrad cpc and zx spectrum for windows, linux and macos. Despite its ordinary characteristics like those of the sinclair spectrum and often less interesting than those of the others like the commodore 64 or atari xlxe series or odd features like video memory or strange floppy disk format, it was very. And so this is where the ddi3 usb floppy emulator for the amstrad cpc 464 comes into its own, as its not just a ddi interface integrated with usb floppy emulator on one board, but there is no need for an external power supply and you can attach another external floppy if you so wish. You are also at your disposal a section with the main emulators and, if you have any questions or suggestions we offer you a. The amstrad cpcs were 8 bits computers popular in europe. Wincpc amstrad cpc emulator for windows flynns site. Real amstradschneider cpc 464 work and play 64kb ram32kb rom cpu. It is called sonicgx and obviously it is a sonic the hedgehog game and features a framerate of 50hz and around 40 colours on screen.
Supports dsk, edsk, arc and dsc disk image files zipped with the majority of popular. Emulation camp, emulators for the amstrad cpc winape, arnold. Maccpc is the c and objective c port of my second amstrad cpc emulator called wincpc. You will need to solder onto the power led if you wish that to illuminate.
Schneideramstrad cpc gebrauchte 3 diskette cf2 in hardcase. Includes emulator with over games 1978 our fams first computer was a trash 80 iii from 1981 or 82. Ddi3 usb floppy emulator for amstrad cpc 464 and 512kb ram. Ep128emu is a free, portable emulator of the enterprise 64128, zx spectrum 48128, and amstrad cpc 464 6646128 computers, written by istvan varga, using z80 emulation code from kevin thackers enter emulator. You can now play thousands of cpc games on your android device. If in main menu, the menu button will go to cpc emulator and if pressed in cpc emulator, the menu button will show the main menu again. Computer technology technology gadgets computer science computer programming computer love micro computer laptop computers mac laptop computing display. The cpc 464 was the first personal home computer built by amstrad in 1984.
Javacpc desktop the best amstrad cpc emulator reaches. Amstrad cpc emulators on the windows, os x or linux, including winape. An overview of the history, hardware, and software of the cpc464 from the perspective of a vintage computer collector. New splash screen, full help system, ability to toggle between full screen and normal windowed mode, debugger, memory dump and disassembler enhancements. Its fully functional and runs most of existent cpc software. Ep128emu is a free, portable emulator of the enterprise 64128, zx spectrum 48 128, and amstrad cpc 4646646128 computers, written by. Ep128emu is a free, portable emulator of the enterprise 64128, zx spectrum 48128, and amstrad cpc 4646646128 computers, written by istvan varga, using z80 emulation code from kevin thackers enter emulator.
You can order an amstrad cpc 464 usb keyboard conversion kit below. Retro virtual machine, the emulator of amstrad cpc and zx. The amstrad cpc short for colour personal computer is a series of 8bit home computers produced by amstrad between 1984 and 1990. Amstrad schneider cpc464 computer history, retro arcade.
It may not have been as cool or as desirable as a commodore 64, but the cpc 6128 was arguably the greatest 8bit machine ever made. May this time be an incentive for personal conversion for you. From the web you can play online or download the more than 1. Winape is a very nice amstrad emulator working great on windows 10, windows 8, windows 7, vista and xp. For sale, brand new ddi3, usb floppy emulator and 512 dk tronic compatibile ram expansion for cpc 464. Javacpc desktop the best amstrad cpc emulator reaches version 2. Pursuant to the request of kev thacker i have retired my macos port of arnold. The default layouts are defined in such a way that you just can start typing with your modern pc keyboard without thinking where the. This emulator is meant to be a programming environment for the amstrad cpc. The amstrad cpc is a 8bit computer produced between the mid 80s and the early 90s by amstrad plc. The links select the distributor name which is displayed when the cpc starts up these lks exist on all cpc mainboards.
Xcpc is designed to emulate these amstrad cpc systems. It was designed to compete in the mid1980s home computer market dominated by the commodore 64 and the sinclair zx spectrum, where it successfully established itself primarily in the united kingdom, france, spain. The amstrad cpc 464 was the first of the cpc series released on the 21st june 1984. I prefer winape for little programme making, playing, and for screenshots making, but i use java for recording video and for converting dsk to cdt files directly. I will not pack libsdl into the archive any longer, because it is installed by default by nearly all linux distributions. Spiel amstrad cpc 464 blood valley 1988 erbe imagitec desing gremlin. Emulateurs amstrad cpc pour macos planet emulation.
Ive working for some time in a port of and amstrad cpc emulator for android. Xcpc is a portable amstrad cpc 464 6646128 emulator written in c. Despite its lack of standout features from competitors such as commodore and sinclair, it gained popularity from its low price and the. It came into existence months following the british minicomputer development around the 1980s reached its climax. Amstrad abandonware old games for amstrad cpc 4646128. Il necessite emulator enhancer shareware pour avoir toutes ses fonctionnalites. Arnold features emulation for the five different models of amstrad cpc namely the cpc464, cpc664, cpc6128, 464 plus, and 6128 plus. The ribbon cable can not be used with amstrad cpc 464 models as these had no floppy controller on board, so they lack the necessary external disk connector be very careful with the 4pin power connector. Welcome to the amstrad abandonware website dedicated to the world of the amstrad cpc 464, cpc 6128 and to the amstrad games in general. The zx spectrum and amstrad cpc emulator for macos, linux.